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the first explosion two men are seen walking toward the finish line carrying large knapsacks, tamerlan tsarnaev is in front and dzhokhar tsarnaev is a few feet behind. the two are seen a half block away from a restaurant camera. a minute later, bomber one, tamerlan walks out of the crowd with a knapsack on his back. at 2:45, alleged bomber two, dzhokhar walks to the finish line. he has a cell phone in his left hand. the affidavit says he stops near a metal barrier his back to the cameras and he is apparently slipping his knapsack on the ground. he stands there for four minutes, looking at his cell phone appearing to take a picture and a deadly final 30 seconds. just before the first explosion, dzhokhar tsarnaev lifts the phone to his ear as if speaking on it. for 18 seconds he keeps the phone to his ear. as he appears to finish his call the crowd reacts to the first explosion. virtually every head turns toward the blast except for tsarnaev who virtually alone among the individuals appears calm. he glances to the east and starts walking rapidly to the west away from the finish line with
videos online. in the last thing we know is that his older brother tamerlan, the suspect who died a few days after the attacks, was the driving force behind them, isha. >> you touched on his difficulty in speaking. what do we know of how these questioning sessions are actually being carried out? how is he communicating? >> a lot of the questions have been yes or no questions basically, and what we have read from the transcript from that hearing earlier today was that he nodded eded affirmatively is the judge there put it in the hearing. >> do investigators feel that they're any closer, and mentally, these are preliminary questions, do they feel they're any closer to establishing a motive for the attacks? >> not necessarily, but from what they've been able to gather, the older brother, tamerlan, who has died evidently felt like islam was under attack and a jihadist basically needed to fight back. and that is what they believe is the force behind it. >> in all of this, now, we're hearing that dzhokhar, according to the transcripts is saying that his brother was the leader in all of this,
? >> investigators beginning paint a much fuller picture of the parents and the life this young man, tamerlan tsavraev was living and the pull between his life here in the united states and his life over in the russian caucuses, where he had been a transient, going from country to country, because of the chechen war. the m.i.t. officer shot to death by the two alleged bombers did not register in to dispatch to request a description of the suspects and did not alert dispatch he was actually responding to the two men, who apparently came up to him, totally unaware, he was ambushed in the car. shot four to five times it took police 13 minutes to find that officer. that downed officer. he did not even have time to pull at letter on his radio. and you are looking at now, are pictures of dzhokhar tsavraev. that was when he went to the convenience store. it's interesting this entire manhunt was launched because of these actions of these two men, not particularly in terms of them building a bomb, but because they seemed to have out of nowhere, ambushed this police officer and that set everything in m
states. and then, nic robber ton is going to travel to dagestan where tamerlan spent six months doing what? and new details on katherine russell. finally, here in new york, deb feyerick on tam ran's connection to a bizarre, unsolved triple murder case. i want to begin with jake tapper in boston. what have you learned about what dzhokhar is telling investigators? i know there's been preliminary interviews and you've been getting the nuts and bolts and details about how they have been communicating and what he said. >> reporter: that's right, erin. u.s. government official has relayed to me some of the news from dzhokhar tsarnaev in his discussions with investigators. we learned last night that he was talking about how there were no foreign terrorist organize sgra zagss involved, that his brother was the driving force and jihad in nature considering themselves to be under attack as muslims and trying to fight back. that is what dzhokhar has been telling investigators. so i don't want to -- i want to make sure everyone understands, this is what he is saying. in addition, we found out som
. the oldest brother, tamerlan tsarnaev in-laws and wife are asking the public to please respect their privacy at this time. and as we know, tamerlan was the bombing suspect killed in a shoot-out with police. a statement issued outside the family's north king's town rhode island home rings, quote, our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. in the aftermath of the horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he inflicted. please respect our family's privacy at this difficult time. >> we are starting to get a clearer picture of who the suspects were and what they were doing before they began the reign of terror. >> the city of boston and the city of cambridge and watertown and many other communities can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that two perpetrators that caused so many pain and anguish are no longer a threat to our safety and communities. >> and with that, the state-wide manhunt was over. the teen the fbi described as suspect numb
about thursday night's car jacking. the fbi says surveillance pictures show dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev at a gas station in cambridge where they drove with the owner of the suv they carjacked. one of them, investigators say, began the carjacking by pointing a gun at the driver and saying, "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." the carjacker showed the driver he had bullets in the gun and said, i'm serious. at the scene of the shootout in watertown where tamerlan tsarnaev was killed other explosives were also found. in an interview for "dateline nbc," the boston police commissioner said that's one reason he thinks the brothers planned other attacks. >> we had to step over unexploded devices they threw at the officers. i can only understand from that that they had other targets. they were going other places. >> reporter: both charges today carry the death penalty as a maximum sentence. it is a long way before the justice department decides to seek it. if it did, he would be, by far, the youngest defendant in a federal death penalty case in modern times. brian? >>
. and who is the woman who married tamerlan tsarnaev? let's go "outfront." >> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. we begin with breaking nudz "outfront" tonight. boston bombing suspect speaks. saying the word no whether asked about whether i could afford a lawyer at the bedside hearing at the hospital today where he is recovering. we're getting a first look at the transcripts of that hearing obtained by "the new york times." it is a court note, the defendant is alert, mentally competent, and lucid. he is aware of the nature of the proceedings. and along with that breaking news, we're covering this story tonight from every angle. drew griffin, david todd and david mattingly are in boston tonight. drew with the latest on the investigation. brian with new information about the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev, the one killed on thursday night. what we know about his outburst at a mosque in january. david has an "outfront" investigation on exactly how those deadly bombs were made. nick peyton walsh is in the russian republic dodged by religious violence where the suspect's parents live
held. three minutes later they stopped and stood together for one minute. then they split up. tamerlan tsarnaev headed towards the finish line. his younger brother dzohkhar blended in with a crowd of spectators near the forum restaurant. at 2:45 dzohkhar was captured by cameras placing his backpack on the ground. over the next four minutes he spent time looking at his cell phone, app picture and holding the phone near his waist. then he raised it to his ear. 30 seconds later at 2:49 p.m. the first bomb exploded near the t nosh line. the affidavit noted virtually every head turns and stares in meat direction in apparent bewi nt and alarm. blah the tapes and still photos show he left his knapsack on the y ound and moved calmly but rapidly away. nds later, the secondloded at t bomb exploded at that very spot. es nf.b.i. affidavit also provides new details about friday's tense manhunt and capture. around midnight thursday a gunman approached the driver of a mercedes s.u.v. in cambridge, massachusetts. the gunman asked "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." he then commandee
tamerlan tsarnaev? good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. breaking news, new details on what motivated the boston bombing suspects. i want to get to jake tapper live in boston. what have you you learned? >> reporter: according to a u.s. government official, talking to me, the investigators have been working very hard trying to get information from dzhokhar tsarnaev. what he has been able to tell them in these preliminary investigations indicates that, according to him, according to him, all of this information needs to be checked out and followed up by investigators, but according to him, the brothers were not in contact with any foreign terrorist group. they did this on their own. there was a big on-line component to how they were self radicalized. they watched videos on-line. they downloaded information on-line. they did not have e-mail communication, but they were very much self radicalized, self starters on-line. in addition, dzhokhar is saying the older brother, tamerlan, was the driving force in their action. that they were motivated by traditional jihad motivations. which is to
-old tamerlan tsarnaev, to any, any terrorist organization per se, but the chairman of the house intelligence committee says the older tsarnaev who was killed after the shootout with police, may have become seriously radicalized by islamic extremists when he went to russia last year. here's what the house homeland security chairman had to say today on cnn's state of the union. >> there were reports they had suicide vests on. you don't learn that overnight. i personally believe that this man received training when he was over there, and he radicalized from 2010 to the present, and nine months after he comes back from the chechen region, he pulled off the largest terror attack since 9/11. >> after a dramatic shootout with police that killed his older brother and then eluding police in an intense day-long manhunt, dzhokhar tsarnaev is hospitalized. he's described as being in serious but stable condition. elizabeth cohen is outside the beth israel deaconess medical center where he's being treated. elizabeth, update our viewers on the very latest. >> right, what we know, wolf, is a few more specif
. they also believe at this point that tamerlan and his older brother dzhokhar were acting alone. tamerlan was killed by police. >> his young brother remains hospitalized with a wound to his neck and handcuffed. >> right now, dzhokhar is unable to talk. pamela brown is at the hospital what are you learning about his condition? >> we are learning that dzhokhar tsarnaev has a serious gunshot wound to the neck and is unable to speak. even so, federal prosecutors are expected to file charges soon. those charges could include terrorism charges and murder state charges at the very least. now, over in cambridge, richard donahue injured thursday night with suspects remains in critical condition. doctors yesterday said he barely made it but now they're cautiously optimistic about his condition. >> this was an injury where the officer's blood volume was almost entirely lost to the point of the heart stopping. the heart was resuscitated over the next 45 minutes or so by a very aggressive effort by first responders and by our people in the emergency department to the point of restoration of rhythm and
, and also what you would expect him to say, the older brother, tamerlan, was the driving force behind these terrorist attacks. based on what the investigators are getting from dzhokhar, this government sore tells me that the brothers, according to dzhokhar, seem to be self-radicalized, self-starters. they were motivated by the driving train of thought was jihadist thought. and all the governments -- i'm sorry all the political or religious implications that entails the idea being, of course, that they thought they construed islam to be under attack and needed to fight back. that's what they're saying based on initial interviews, preliminary interviews with dzhokhar. >> where he's speaking, communicating by writing, by hand signals, nodding? >> not speaking. communicating through nodding, through writing and other ways of nonverbal. he has that bullet wound to his throat. he can't really speak. he spoke one word in that interview with the magistrate yesterday. >> no. >> he said no. and the magistrate said let the record reflect that i believe the defendant, the suspect, is saying no. h
their bomb-making from the internet. >>> today, the lawyer for the wife of tamerlan tsarnaev says she was shocked by her husband and brother-in-law's actions. >>> in dagestan, the boys' mother, still in denial. >> i am mother. i have -- you know, i know my kids. i know my kids. i really my kids would never get involved into anything like that. >> in the boston area, local police are now taking a closer look into a possible link between older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev, and a 2011 unsolved triple homicide. >>> and local police are also taking a look at what links there may have been. in canada, two men charged with plotting to blow up a passenger train between toronto and new york make their first appearances in court while on capitol hill senator charles grassley keeps raising the boston plot as he opposes the timetable for immigration reform. >> the tragic events that occurred in boston and the potential terrorist attacks of the u.s. canadian railroad are reminders that our immigration system is directly related to our sovereignty and national security matters. >>> and guess who is c
that the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev took a radical turn, when exactly? what about that six-month trip to dagestan and chechnya. i want to bring in pete williams. good morning once again. i want to start with dzhokhar tsarnaev. do we know specifically beyond serious condition how he's doing and how much talking he's doing? >> well, very little talking because of his throat wound. serious but stable condition is the way they describe it. we have been told that they are asking him some questions during brief periods and that he is giving them answers in writing. what he's saying we don't know. we can assume they are asking him about other threats. whether they had other plotters working with them or whether there were other explosives out there. that's the kind of questions they can ask during this initial period before they have to give him a miranda warning. >> which deals with public security threat. do investigators have a good handle, pete, on how big an arsenal they had? >> you know, we have heard conflicting things about this. we know they had a lot of finished bombs because they
know his brother, tamerlan, possibly made a couple of visits there, if that emerges, now that he has had his miranda rights, does the government have powers to go back in and start to interrogate him? >> yes. they have the power to do it. whether it would be a proper under the law, is an open question. they couldn't use any of the material that they illicited from him, but maybe they don't need it. they may also reindict him. >> well, they wouldn't use the inform in the criminal case against him but could use it to get to a wider group. >> oh no question. can you use it against anybody else. you only can't use it against this defendant. and they may be able to obtain such information. and if so, they might reindict him under the terrorist statute. it is a little odd that everybody regards this guy as a terrorist except the united states government. which has indicted him under ordinary murder statute that carries the death penalty. but often we see a second indictment following the first indictment, if more information comes forward. once he get's a lawyer and he says to his lawyer,
of the boston attacks now with more details about tamerlan tsarnaev. >> he was killed in a shootout with police early last friday morning. since then information about his life has been trickling out. abc's brian ross has the latest. >> reporter: federal authorities were searching behind a cambridge drugstore in an area where the brothers' father used to repair cars, looking for possible explosives or where the bombs were made. there is no evidence of a continuing threat. the fbi wants to question tamerlan's wife, seen over the weekend leaving the family apartment. a rhode island native, she converted to islam and changed her name from catherine to karina. because she lived in the same cambridge apartment where authorities believe the two brothers hatched their plot, she could provide clues about whether others were involved. her family issued a statement saying, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. and now there is a possible link to a murder two years ago. local prosecutors said they're investigating whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men, one of
tamerlan, the older brother, throws a package, a big package our witnesses say, at police. we now know that that was another pressure cooker bomb exactly same device that was deployed against the boston marathon, the device that we have seen the horrific results of. he throws that at police and apparently it functions, it detonates. why don't we have dozens of injured police officers from that explosion in the middle of that shootout? well, apparently what happened as he tossed it, the lid came off. now, the pressure cooker device is based on explosives building up so much pressure that it explodes the container which is supposed to be airtight but when the lid flipped off what you got was a big boom and a big bang and explosives go to the point of least resistance. so these explosives have somewhere to go, which was out into the air without blowing up the container. but i can recall hearing on the police radio last night them screaming over the radio "loud explosion, big explosion here at the scene." and that was probably that main charge. now, when they found tamerlan's body and they
brother, the 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev, had posted on his youtube account. we're going to show you that in just a few moments. stand by for that. first, i want to update all of our viewers on the surviving suspect, the younger brother, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's still hospitalized in what doctors describe as serious but stable condition. federal officials say he has injuries to his throat. he's unable to speak. he could be charged, though, by federal prosecutors as early as today. right at his hospital bedside. you just heard that from the attorney general of massachusetts, martha coakley, in our interview here in boston. for more, though, on what's going on, let's bring in our crime and justice correspondent joe johns. he's working his sources over at the justice department. the fbi, elsewhere, what are officials telling you, joe, about this proceeding? truly extraordinary proceeding that could happen at the hospital at the suspect's bedside? >> well, wolf, our sources have told us it's possible we could see charges against this suspect today, but there's no guarantee, an
suspect number one, tamerlan tsarnaev. >> what we are looking for right now is a suspect consistent with the description of suspect number two. >> reporter: more than 9,000 officers mobilized and much of boston under lockdown as authorities search high and low for suspect number two. >> we believe this could be a terrorists. we believe this to be a man that has come here to kill people. >> reporter: at the hunt continues, the suspect's family speaks out. >> and being cowards, they shot the boy dead. >> he put a shame on our family, he put a shame on the entire chechen ethnicity. >> reporter: late friday, still no capture. >> we do not have our suspect in afternoon, but we will have one. >> reporter: an hour later, officers have the suspect corners. >> they know exactly where he is. they have cordoned off a section of watertown. >> reporter: they are yelling loudly to somebody in the boat or near it, come out, and we just heard him say come out on your own terms and come out with your hands up. >> the tweet just came suspect in custody. >> reporter: and the streets erupted in celebra
about the fbi's prior look at the older brother who was killed, tamerlan tsarnaev? and is the fbi facing criticism is now? >> reporter: oh, yes. absolutely i think you're going to see an intense focus from capitol hill on this. and a lot of questions for the fbi. what we learned yesterday is that the fbi did have prior information about the older brother, tamerlan, that the russian intelligence service had had asked the fbi to investigate him in 2011 saying he was a follower of radical islam. the fbi says they interviewed tamerlan. they questioned members of his family, looked into public databases, and concluded they had no evidence of -- no hard evidence of islamic activity. now what's interesting -- radical islamic activity or anything cripple nal. now what's interesting in january of 2012 he gets a visa, flies to russia for six months, stays there. then he comes back to the united states and within a month he opens up this youtube account that's filled with islamic jihadi postings and radical prophecies that clearly would indicate sympathies for the jihad cause. did the fbi even noti
-old tamerlan, who had recently began to link to jihadist videos. >> he brainwashed his younger brother. from there, what happened on marathon day. >> reporter: tamerlan was reportedly a changed man, and began to link to the videos, after a six-month trip last year to russia and chechnya. chechen rebel groups, known for their fierce attacks on russian targets, have denied any connection to the boston bombings. authorities are pointing to a statement made several years ago, in which a rebel leader said, our enemy is not only russia, but also america, britain and israel. in a letter to the fbi today, the chairman of the house homeland security committee suggested an intelligence failure. and questioned why the fbi failed to keep tamerlan on its radar of questioning him about possible terror ties two years ago at the request of russia. >> i give him the benefit of the doubt. but he was on the radar screen. and somehow he got off the radar screen and traveled overseas to one of the dangerous parts of the world. >> reporter: once federal charges are filed, authorities say they're likely to include
just been answer announced. >>> also, boston bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev's reported outburst at a cambridge, massachusetts, mosque. what set him off. >>> and was it a sign that he was turning radical? and is there a connection between one of the alleged bombers and militants in his native russia? cnn is on the ground there. we're looking for answers. i'm wolf blitzer. this is a special edition of "the situation room." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >> and the breaking news coming in from canada right now where authorities have just announced the arrest as of two men believed to be part of an al qaeda-supported plot to attack a passenger train, a train potentially heading to the united states. they say the suspects were receiving support from al qaeda elements in iran. we want to stress, though, the u.s. government sources saying this plot is in no way related to the terror attacks that occurred one week ago here in boston at the boston marathon. let's go straight to cnn international security correspondent paula newton in ottawa, canada. she has the very latest. tel
of a continuing threat. the fbi also wants to question tamerlan's wife, seen over the weekend, leaving the family apartment. a rhode island native, she converted to islam and changed her name from katherine to karima. because she lived in the same cambridge apartment where authorities believed the two brothers hatched their plot, she could provide clues about whether others were involved. her family issued a statement today saying, "we know now that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev." now a possible link to a murder, two years ago. local prosecutors said today they are investigatoring whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men, one of whom was his roommate. the three were found with their throats slashed, covered in marijuana and cash. also under investigation, the six-month trip he took to russia, at a time that rebel groups there carried out a number of violent attacks. as abc's kirit radia discovered in the dagestan region. >> last year alone, dagestan lost 115 police officers in nearly 300 terror attacks. just two years ago, this street was obliterated by a car
brothers acted as two -- a two-man team. tamerlan tsarnaev -- excuse me. -- dead after a police gun battle and the younger brother handcuffed tonight to a hospital bed. i want you to take a look at this video. it is neither of the suspects, but this was part of the elder brother's youtube collection, a russian militant, an extremist, who lived and died under the flag of jihad. police are checking on a possible connection right now. the victim, three adults and a little boy. worshippers at new england's largest catholic church gathered today to share their grief and shock, still raw nearly a week since the marathon bombing. more than 50 people hurt in the explosion, still hospitalized, and what about those bombs? tonight we have new clues where the brothers may have bought the parts and where they may have gotten their gun. again, so much to tell you about tonight, and there's a lot of moving parts on this investigation, and it stretches from boston all the way to russia. we learned today some details about the materials used to build those bombs, and some fresh information about the tsarna
. >> the fbi did interview tamerlan tsarnaev. >> we need to up our game. >> a moment of silence will be observed today one week after the boston marathon bombing. >> we're not going to stop the marathon because we're stronger than the terrorists. >>> the latest flooding in the midwest has now taken at least three lives. >> the mississippi river more than 10 feet above flood level in some areas. >> if you're traveling, pack your patience too. >> they demand furlough for air traffic controllers. >> all that -- >> dustin's gone back. at the warning track. he climbs up the wall. yes, what a grab. >> actress reese witherspoon says she's deeply embarrassed following her arrest for disorderly conduct on friday. >> -- and all that matters. >> there was a moment of silence at the london marathon. runners honoring the victims. >> they could never take away from people. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> david naughty language. >> david ortiz spoke from the heart. >> i stand with big papi and the people of boston. >> is my [ bleep ] city and nobody is going --
by the suspects. in the shootout that ensued in watertown, elder brother, tamerlan tsarnaev got out of the car with explosives strapped to his chest, firing at police officers. at least one was hit and badly wounded. tamerlan was killed, with dzhokhar reportedly ramming the car through police to flee. and that's where we are this afternoon. with a 19-year-old suspected terrorist killer on the loose. and a city at a standstill. nbc news' national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us now from boston. mike, just start us off with exactly where this manhunt stands at this very moment, because less than about 20 minutes ago, we understood that there were two suspects that the police were seeking. now we understand that's been reduced to just the one. >> reporter: right. just another example of how much misinformation has been in this case from the beginning. a lot of this is coming from police scanners, where police think as some point they have a suspect or person of interest and it turns out to wash out. just like we often get bum tips in the news business that never quite pan out
interviewing 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011? where did the brothers get their guns? their training? and their inspiration? >>> in washington, the boston terror attack could become an excuse to slow down immigration reform. >> if ways to improve the bill offered amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly those pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston as a -- i would say excuse for not doing the bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that! >> i never said that! >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i didn't say you did. >>> today, funeral services for one of the bombing victims, 29-year-old krystle campbell. and across boston and the world, the outpouring of support for the victims and the heroes continues. ♪ sweet caroline ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ ♪ so good, so good, so good ♪ i've been inclined ♪ whoa whoa whoa >> an emotional week in boston and we're on top of all the stories, good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. boston and the nation p
dianne feinstein said she'll look into the 2011 questioning of the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev. a number of lawmakers are going after the fbi, questioning if the agency failed to notice any red flags there. and in another classified hearing later this evening, leaders from the fbi, homeland security and the national counter terrorism center will brief house members on the case as well. that is also a classified hearing. earlier today, janet napolitano on how they left the u.s. for russia. >> is it true that his identity document did not match his airline ticket and if so, why did tsa police the discrepancy? >> even with the misspelling under our current system, there are redundancies, and so the system did ping when he was leaving the united states. >> meanwhile, vice president joe biden is going to attend tomorrow's memorial for the murdered m.i.t. police officer sean collier. the family of the 8-year-old victim martin richard, held a private funeral this morning. they will hold a public memorial in the coming weeks. local hospitals say 45 people remain in medical care. that i
. his older brother, 26-year-old tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in a shootout with the police. >> the president's high-value interrogation group is standing by. the special team of the cia, the fbi, and defense department waiting to question dzhokhar squoefr night. overnight. the president pointing out there are still burning questions about why the brothers allegedly launched the attack and whether they're connected to a larger terror conspiracy. that's the big concern. >> huge questions this morning. our abc news team is out in full force right now. we start with chief investigative correspondent brian ross, who has been on this story from the jump. he has a blow-by-blow account of how the arrest went down. brian, good morninto you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the capture was dramatic and quick. authorities said they brought justice to the victims of the marathon bombings and turned despair into delight. [ chanting ] >> all: usa, usa! >> we are eternally grateful for the outcome here tonight. we have a suspect in custody. >> reporter: just 25 minutes after officials lift
exploded leading to capture. tsarnaev's older brother, tamerlan was killed in a police shootout and investigators are looking into his trip to russia which has become a hotbed of islamic militant activity. >> he brainwashed his younger brother from there what happened on marathon day. >> reporter: federal authorities say the amount of evidence is overwhelming including this photo, showing dzhokhar placing a bomb near 8-year-old martin richard, who was killed. families gathered at sunday mass to remember their victims. a whack was held for 29-year-old krystle campbell who will be laid to rest monday.re thae rem hospitalized. >> good had angels watching me y rorter: at mass gener, caitlin kates, credits her friend, leo for saving her life and carrying her to safety. charges haven't been filed yet but will likely include a weapon of mass destruction charge which does carry the weight of the death penalty. john and diana. >> brandi hitt. thank you. she mentioned friday night's dramatic events. abc's martha raddatz has spoken to the police chief of watertown, massachusetts, where the
today. questions continue around tamerlan tsarnaev including what happened during six months abroad and caused his behavior to take a radical turn and did he slip under the fbi's radar. >> somewhere along the line it's fair to say why didn't the fbi follow up on that. fifth case i'm aware of where a person was brought to the attention of the fbi, fbi examined them and felt they were no threat and went to carry out terrorists murders. >> even as investigators continue their work, a funeral will be held this hour for one of the victims of the bombing, 29-year-old krystle campbell. massachusetts governor deval patrick will attend and at 2:50 p.m. eastern time bells across boston will ring to mark one week since those twin bombs went off just feet from the marathon's finish line changing so many lives in this that incident. joining me from washington, pete williams. let's talk about dzhokhar tsarnaev. he isn't talking yet but he's communicating. what more do we know about that and let's also talk about the issue of whether or not charges are coming today. >> okay. in terms of his commun
.s. as children. seeking refugee status. they thrived attending top boston schools. older brother, tamerlan, 26, star athlete, golden glove boxer, pianist. younger brother dzhokhar, 19, had just become a u.s. citizen, ironically, on september 11th of last year. once a lifeguard, he was an all-state wrestler and college student. >> i certainly can't put it together that he was a person firing a weapon and potentially killing people. >> reporter: last night the fbi acknowledged it interviewed tamerlan in 2011 based on a tip from the russians. the russians said he was a radical islamist, preparing to leave the u.s., possibly for a trip to the caucuses. after looking into tamerlan's phone records, websites he visited and associates, the fbi found no ties to terrorists. by law, fbi officials said, monitoring had to stop, barring new negative information. >> too many people in this country, just like him, that are touching extremist websites, that are espousing things that aren't particularly kind to americans, but that's not against the law here. >> reporter: tamerlan's father said his sons couldn't
deveau sayings tamerlan threw a homemade bomb at them and jumped out of the vehicle and started shooting. >> they were having a gun fight 10 feet apart. and then for us, thank god, he ran out of ammunition. >> reporter: tamerlan died from his wounds. police say based on the amount of explosives found, they believe the brothers were planning another attack. shot during the gun fight boston transit officer dick donahue. he had once served with sean collier, the mit campus officer allegedly shot and killed by the bombers earlier thursday evening. today donahue's brother edward said donahue remains in critical condition. >> to our enemies, we will persevere and we will fight because we know no other way to live but free. >> reporter: investigators are waiting for their chance to talk to tsarnaev, he has what seems to be a self-inflicted bullet wound to the neck. federal prosecutors will likely charge him before he recovers, jeff. >> jeff: terrell brown, thank you. >> joining us now from washington is justice and homeland security correspondent bob orr. bob, with the suspect in the hospital,
tsarnaev. an exclusive against tamerlan. a source in russia tells nbc news russian intelligence reached out to the fbi last november about the 26-year-old. and crime scene units are back at the bomb site in boston right now. they're placing debris into garbage trucks. crews were seen sifting last night throughout that debris. let's go to pete williams. with a good afternoon to you, pete, let's talk first about the status of the charges in this case and what the likely charges will be. >> yes, i think the odds are pretty good that we'll see these charges in the next couple of hours. they're putting the final touches on them now. and we expect to learn a little more about what the fbi has assembled based on its investigation of the bombing. so perhaps there will be some new details that we'll get. in terms of the charges, i would think at the very least they'll charge him with the bombing, with a terrorism offense for that. and interestingly enough, under the federal statutes, which apply here, use of a weapon of mass destruction, which is the federal law version of what a bomb is, if death r
of which exploded during the thursday night battle that ended with the death of tamerlan tsarnaev. his brother, the younger brother, was captured in watertown last night and he lies seriously wounded right now in a local hospital. a justice department official says he will face federal terrorism charges, possibly state murder charges at the same time. we are learning the 19-year-old was at the university of massachusetts dartmouth, just south of boston, every day, yes, every day after the attack. late thursday, he attended classes as well as dorm parties. hard to believe, but that's what we are learning right now. in the tense final standoff, dzhokhar tsarnaev was hidden in a bo a boat parked in the watertown driveway of a resident covered by a tarp. a helicopter overhead was able to take what they call thermal images showing the movements inside that boat. joining us now is tom foreman, national security analyst, tom fuentes as well, assistant former director of the fbi. these thermal images, walk us through, tom, what was going on. >> we were just talking about this a moment ago, wol
to the bottom of the whole plot. >> the fbi questioned the other suspect tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago, after a trip to his homeland. so did they miss an opportunity to stop him? we are live in dagestan with the details there. and today we remember the victims as one family prepares to lay their daughter to rest. this morning we're talking to massachusetts attorney general martha coakley about the case, and what the suspect is and is not telling them. plus, police commissioner ed davis joins us with the latest on the investigation. and congressman patrick meehan of the homeland security committee with what the fbi knew prior to the bombings. it is monday, april 22nd, this special edition of "starting point," from boston, begins right now. so after a week like the city and this nation has ever seen, the country and the city picking itself up, dusting itself off this morning. we've seen some amazing sights around the city, even today, that we have not seen yet. the buses here in boston, those famous "t" buses that have a special message on the front of them right now. you can see it right there
was a islamist extremist and believe in their cause. tamerlan tsarnaev travel oversees in 6 months, in 2012, that was not on the fbi radar that he misspelled his name on the travel records to deliberately disguise his travel or there was a mistake from the russian airline and it was not flagged to the bureau. >> fbi, and cia and every intelligence agency is scrambling to figure out what is coming next. who were they associated with? are these guys lone wolves? it was cleared they were tied to international terrorist groups in chechnya. are they tied to al qaeda? we don't know yet. >> reporter: law enforcement tells fox news one of the ways they were able to identify the brothers as suspects in the investigation through surveillance video not publicly released where you see the two brothers reacting in completely different manner than the rest of the crowd when the blast goes off. they do not turn toward the blast with some foreknowledge much what would happen and they continue on their way, jon. jon: what about their overseas ties for the two brothers, what are we learning about that? >> re
condition and is unable to speak. we continue to learn more about tsarnaev's brother, tamerlan, who died in friday's shootout. last year, he created a youtube channel with links to videos by chechnyan radicals like this one seen here. then earlier today here in boston, worshippers at new england's largest catholic church gathered to remember those killed at the boston marathon and its violent aftermath. four large photos of the victims were prominently displayed behind four lit candles. at last check, 54 of the bombing victims are still in the hospital. let's get the very latest on the bombing investigation now. we have new details about the materials used to build those bombs and some fresh information about the tsarnaev family that is very high interest, very high interest to police this evening. i want to bring in cnn's brian todd in copley square. brian, you're a few yards from where the bombs exploded. that's attracting a lot of attention and foot traffic right now. we were told earlier dzhokhar tsarnaev might be formally charged today. that's not the case. so when is it? >> reporte
chechnya were raised in the u.s. but in recent years the older brother, tamerlan's, islamic faith had become stricter. he'd stopped smoking and drinking and given up boxing. his uncle said he noticed those changes several years ago and spoke to a family friend. >> last time i spoke with tamerlan, 2009, and i was shocked when i heard his words. his phrases. it wasn't devotion. it was something as it's called been radicalized. he said there is someone who brainwashed him, some newly convert to islam. >> 2011 the russian government did ask the fbi to investigate tamerlan. the fbi says it checked data bases, interviewed tamerlan and family members but, quote, did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign. on sunday some lawmakers said the fbi may have dropped the ball. >> anwr alaki. now this case with the older brother. this is at least the fifth case i'm aware of where the fbi has failed to stop someone who ultimately became a terrorist murderer. >> then in 2012 camm etamerlan traveled to dagestan where his mother was from and both parents live now. he stayed there for six mo
was known about the older suspect who is now dead, tamerlan tsarnaev, and this trip ta hat he took to rusa last year. law makes want to know why is it that tamerlan tsarnaev was able to make this trip in the first place. should he have been stopped before he went overseas? when overseas what did he do? what was he up to when he was over there? some of this is stemming from some of the conflicting stories, quite frankly, chris, from federal officials over tamerlan tsarnaev's status. senator lindsey graham, republican from south carolina, told reporters yesterday that tamerlan was on a no-fly list, that he was on some sort of terror watch list a federal law enforcement official has told cnn that is not the case. and senator charles grassley, graham's republican colleague in the senate, asked secretary janet napolitano from the department of homeland security about the discrepancy earlier this morning. here's bit of that exchange. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia, and if you weren't, the reason? >> the travel in 2012 that you're referring to? yes, the system pinged when h
tamerlan tsarnaev may have played. >> how could we miss all of the activity this guy engaged in? >> the fbi seized bbs and a large pyrotechnic. >> it was almost entirely done from the internet. >> he did not need to see his miranda rights read to him in bed. it's laughable. >> the enemy is radical islam. >> i'd waterboard him, myself. >>> you are about to look live at a press conference in boston. where governor deval patrick and mayor thomas menino are about to speak about the formation and purpose of the one fund boston campaign. designed to assist those who are affected by last week's bomb attacks. this takes place as dzhokhar tsarnaev lies in a hospital bed facing charges. his condition now reported as fair. more than a week after the bombing, 45 of the scores of wounded remain hospitalized, and at least 13 have lost limbs. for the victims, the physical and emotional toll comes with a very real financial one as well. massive bills for trauma care, prosthetic limbs and even home modifications. not to mention, lengthy physical rehab and psychological counseling. as such, one fund boston i
charges and state murder charges. 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev had explosives strapped to his body when he died. also this hour a private funeral service begins for krystle campbell. bostonians are getting back to work today after a terrible friday, a lockdown that had much of this city shutdown. the suspect is in the hospital right now and handcuffed and under 24 hour guard. he is communicating with authorities. let's check in with don lemon. what's the latest you're hearing on his injuries and how communicative he's being? >> the only injury that we know about is to his neck. we're not sure as we have been asking investigators and people with knowledge of this investigation -- we're not sure if it was self-inflicted or because of the gun battle he had with police during that standoff. he is here at the hospital. he is still in serious condition. what we are -- one way he may be communicating, anderson, is because of what's known as a sedation holiday. we knew when he was sedated and intuba intubated. they ease off on the drugs so he does regain consciousness. we're hearing again that
of the last week. more information about the jihadist video now that the older brother, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev had on his youtube aaccount. >>> but first, here are the latest details on the surviving suggest expect, the younger brother, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's still being hospitalized. he's listed in steer eerious bu stable condition. an official says he has injuries to his throat and is unable to talk. he could be charged by federal prosecutors today right at his hospital bedside. wolf? >> that would be a pretty dramatic moment if in fact a judge or magistrate shows up at the beth israel deaconess medical center, goes to the bedside of this 19-year-old suspect and formally noichz him of what's going on as far as federal charges are concerned. >> it would indeed. >>> let's take a look at what else we know about the process, the justice department coming up with some formal charges. our crime and justice correspondent joe johns is monitoring this part of the story in washington for us. what are officials telling you, joe, what can we anticipate? >> well, first, on that poin
handled its investigation of tamerlan tsarnaev. the bureau interviewed him in 2011 but didn't follow up with him after his six-month stay in russia last year. chairman of the homeland security committee says tsarnaev received training while he was in russia. we'll have much more on all of the investigation and everything you need to know straight ahead. >>> right now we are privileged to have boston police commissioner ed davis talk to us here on cnn. first, we're very proud of your officers. thanks so much for what you're doing. we understand richard donahoe is in the hospital. held a press conference a short time ago. he was shot in the thursday night firefight with the sar nefb brothers. how is he doing? >> he was in very serious condition when he was brought into the hospital. i'm told that his condition is still very serious but he's improving. we're very hopeful in our prayers go out to him and the family. >> first i want to talk about the suspect, the 19-year-old in the boat. there are reports that he's injured in the throat, cannot speak and there are also reports that he may ha
after being warned by the russians in 2011 about cz tsarnaev's older brother, tamer ly tamerlan. nick paton walsh is in dagestan, and we have joe johns in washington, but we began with pamela brown with the latest on the investigation. >>> after a week of terror, chaos and heartache, the city of boston is still recovering. there are signs that life is starting to return back to normal here. there is a sense of relief after the arrest of the suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. now the focus is on what charges he will face and when. >> reporter: one week after two deadly bombings exploded in downtown boston killing three and injuring 183 people, the only surviving suspect remains in serious condition. as federal prosecutors prepare to bring charges against him, law enforcement sources say dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to talk after a gunshot wound to the neck. exactly when he suffered this injury is still unknown. >> this is a complex investigation. and it's hard to say exactly how he received that injury. there was a shootout in watertown. there were explosives thrown. so that's bein
key question, why was this jihadist leader on the older brother's youtube channel. tamerlan tsarnaev had apparently posted and removed this clip, found under the subheading terrorists, it shows the militant who was killed in december. tamerlan tsarnaev had created this youtube channel in august 2012, shortly after a visit to russia. did the suspect have any connections to the jihadist group? could he have received orders from them? still unknown. what we do know, according to members of this boston area mosque, is that he became increasingly radical in recent years. in january, he had an outburst during friday prayers. a mosque leader had been praising mohammed along with martin luther king, jr. >> some people said that he said something to the effect that you cannot, you know, compare or make a parallel between a prophet and a non-muslim. some people said that he referred to the person who was giving the sermon as a hypocrite. >> reporter: as investigators wait for answers, loved ones say good-bye. at a church in medford, massachusetts, hundreds of family and friends said good-bye t
. and the compassion and the values that define this country. >> the family of the wife of the older brother, tamerlan tsarnayev, released this statement friday. quote, " we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred." in the aftermath of the patriot's day horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan sar-na-ev. it goes on to say that, "our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted." the family has asked for privacy at this time. >> the eleven- year-old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombings, aaron hern is steadily recovering. this according to administrators at his school, who have been receiving e-mail updates from the hern family. in the last few days, hern underwent surgeries at boston's children's hospital. first lady michelle obama even stopped by to visit aaron on thursday following the interfaith service in boston. and in a story you will only see here on kron four. besides sending hundreds of get well cards. aaron hern's classmates made a video to send him to show their support. friday, the entire student body at martinez junior h
to the dartmouth campus where he was a student. and what was his brother, tamerlan, doing last january when he visited his father in dagestan? did that trip have anything to do with the bombing or his radicalization? as for the boston marathon bombing itself, those who have seen a still unreleased surveillance video acquired by the fbi say it shows dzhokhar tsarnaev removing his backpack at the spot where the second bomb was placed and acting very differently from those around him when the first bomb went off. >> it does seem to be pretty clear that this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion. so pretty clear about his involvement and pretty chilling, frankly, as it was described to me. >> and this one other note -- police say that the brothers carjacked an suv thursday night and held the car's owner at gunpoint. he tells nbc news tonight that he escaped when they stopped at a gas station. he described them as "brutal and cautious." he asked that we not identify him, and
, the f-b-i says it interviewed the older brother, tamerlan, after russian authorities alerted the u-s government. he then made a six-month trip to russia in 2012,but his exact whereabouts and activites are unclear. >> "the ball was dropped in one of two ways, the fbi missed a lot of things is one potential answer, or our laws do not allow the fbi to follow-up in a sound, solid way." >> reporter: while officials sift through the details, worshippers sought answers in their own way-- gathering at the cathedral of the holy cross sunday to reflect on the violent flare their city experienced in the last week. moving forward, governor deval patrick says there can be vigilance without fear. >> "there are some lessons we're going to have to learn and have learned painfully through this last experience that will have to be applied to future marathons, but there will be future marathons and i think they'll be bigger and better than ever." >> reporter: govorner patrick is asking residents to observe a moment of silence monday at the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of
that it appears dzhokhar and his older brother tamerlan was by i ideology. chilling new details in a ten-page fbi affidavit. a few minutes after the surveillance video captured the brothers at the marathon they split up according to court documents. tarrer lan heads to the finish line as his younger brother blends in with the crowd. dzhokhar places his backpack on the ground. at 2:50 the first bomb explodes. according to the affidavit, virtually every head turns, stares in that direction in apparent bewilderment and alarm, dzhokhar appears calm walk as way without his backpack seconds later, it detonates in the exact spot where he was landing. during thursday's getaway, one of the brothers bragged, did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that. and dzhokhar's roomdartmouth, key evidence. a black jacket andhat. matching the clothing he was wearing at the scene. law enforcement sources say there are clear signs that tamerlan, the older brother, had become increasingly radicalized, motivated by jihadi websites. they picked the boston marathon and boylston street bec
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